Long favoured by the gardener, roses delight: voluptuous buds opening out into beautiful perfumed blooms in an array of colours. These watercolour studies were drawn from roses in my garden. An indulgent moment sitting amongst the flower borders on a warm June afternoon. I noticed how there was a transition from pale to bold in the petal colouration. The perfection in the flush of hue whether apricot, pink or red was striking; such clarity. These paintings aim to show the clean colouration of the flowers and changing tones of the slightly undulating leaves whilst some leaves in contrast hosted the imperfections of disease or time.

Watercolour paint on watercolour paper.
Unframed size approximately 30cm x 21cm or less.